The Babine Lake Mammoth: Bones From an Ice Age Giant
January 5, 2023 - January 25, 2024
In 1971 an incredible discovery was made on the shores of Lake Babine when a mining excavation revealed the bones of an ice age giant. Excavated by a team from the Canadian Geological Institute, the bones of the Babine Lake Mammoth have been part of the collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature since the 1970s.
Featuring mammoth femur, vertebrae and tusk fragment on loan from the Canadian Museum of Nature, this exhibition brings bones from the Babine Lake Mammoth back to northern BC for the first time in decades. The exhibition explores the history of the discovery, facts about the mammoth, and presents the results of new radiocarbon dating studies conducted on a mammoth rib bone in the collection of the BV Museum by the BC Megafauna Project.
Woolly Mammoth Facts for Kids
Watch these Youtube videos with your parent or guardian to learn fun facts about mammoths before your visit to our exhibit. Visit our Education page for more suggested videos.